appdb rating inflation
hurtta+gmane at siilo.fmi.fi
Wed Jan 3 14:46:31 CST 2007
"Chris Morgan" <chmorgan at gmail.com> writes in gmane.comp.emulators.wine.devel:
> On 03 Jan 2007 16:34:21 +0200, Kari Hurtta <hurtta+gmane at siilo.fmi.fi> wrote:
> > "Dan Kegel" <dank at kegel.com> writes in gmane.comp.emulators.wine.devel:
> > > The appdb says
> > > "Only applications which install and run flawlessly on an out-of-the-box
> > > Wine installation make it to the Platinum list"
> > Yes. Also on front page http://appdb.winehq.org/ on first item:
> > The Top-10 Platinum List
> > Ragnarok Online All Versions
> > http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?iVersionId=928
> > Maintainer's Rating: Platinum
> > Description: What was not tested
> > * Installation. That was not necessary because I
> > already installed it in Windows - I'm just running
> > RO from the Windows partition.
> > So that appdb classification is complete garbage.
> > If Platinum requires that installation works out of box, and
> > tester did even tested installation and still gives platinium.
> > So first item on http://appdb.winehq.org/ says "don't trust me".
> > / Kari Hurtta
> > ( Some other maintenaivers have give rating 'Garbage' for this application :-) )
> I agree, the rating isn't correct. We aren't going to be able to avoid
> issues with mis-rated applications though, so discussing language
> changes is only going to clarify the issue not entirely prevent them.
> In this case the maintainer of the application should be made aware of
> this issue and should take care of correcting the rating.
Yes. However there may be another test for this application, which may
be correctly rated platinium:
On that test, installation is tested:
| What works
| Installing the game, patching, launching the game from the directory.
| Sound worked flawlessly. Runs as fast as on win32 at 1024x768 (full detail).
http://appdb.winehq.org/ platinium list's first item should point
to that test instead.
Perhaps appdb should check that "Installs?" and "Runs?" column on
particular test have "Yes", before it accept "Platinum" to "Rating"
/ Kari Hurtta
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